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CES 2013: ZTE unveils Full HD Grand S smartphone

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Haven’t you heard? 720p is so last year. Budget phone experts Huawei have become the latest manufacturer to launch a Full HD smartphone rocking a crisp 1080p resolution; the ZTE Grand S.


Like the similarly-named Grand X, ZTE’s new smartphone runs on Android, albeit the newer version known as Jelly Bean. ZTE has added its own touch to the OS with a skin that can only be described as “heavy”, and although the phone runs Jelly Bean, the three Android buttons that are typically a part of the screen are situated in the phone body below.

Software aside, the undoubted star of the Grand S’ show is a 5-inch Full HD display with a crisp pixel density of 443 pixels per inch, which rivals the likes of Sony’s new Xperia Z and Huawei’s giant Ascend Mate. It’s plenty powerful enough too, with a 1.7GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro chip at the core of the phone for power and multitasking prowess.

On the back of the phone you’ll find a 13-megapixel camera, which is coupled with an LED flash. It has of course got Full HD video recording capabilities, as well as face recognition, anti-shake and a whole host of other useful features.

Despite having such a large screen, the Grand S is rather light and slim too at just 6.9mm thin. Akin to Nokia’s Lumia range, this phone will be available in a wide variety of colours and finishes. ZTE had everything from matte black to glossy yellow on show at CES, with red, white and pink also on display, all of which look pretty great.

For now we’re not sure exactly when ZTE will launch its new Grand S, nor how much it will cost, but watch this space for the latest info.

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